Women's Health

 

Minnesota women are generally healthy, but there is room for improvement, especially in reducing health disparities that affect women of color. To that end, we need to monitor continually the many factors that influence women's health need and seek new strategies to promote good health for women. The following are a few resources on women's health.

  • The National Women's Health Information Center (WomensHealth.gov) is a one-stop gateway for women seeking health information. NWHIC is a free information and resource service on women's health issues designed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, just for you, whether you're a consumer, a health care professional, a researcher, an educator, or a student.
  • The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas of program development, policy analysis and education, and state-of-the-art knowledge to improve the health and well-being of the nation's children and families.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Maternal and Child Health Bureau has released Women's Health USA 2013, a report on the health status of America's women. The report provides key facts and figures about the health of women across the country, including current and historical data.
  • healthymnwomen.org. Women's health is a lived experience that is unique to each woman. This website will allow you to explore your own health, read stories other women share about their lives and health, and select women's health information links to help you better understand your own health and well-being.